History of the Coraopolis NAACP

Nationally: The NAACP was founded in New York City in 1909 by an interracial group of prominent citizens who concerted efforts against the barbaric crime of lynching.

The NAACP devoted their work to educate the American public to the horrors of mob violence through printed pamphlets and the CRISIS Magazine.  

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Locally: The Coraopolis NAACP was founded August 15, 2020 by founding member Carter L. Spruill. The first meetings were held at Shelley Jones Memorial Park 1001 First Avenue Coraopolis, Pa. During the pandemic of the Corona Virus, all meetings changed to online using the Zoom platform.

 

During the NAACP National Board of Directors meeting on Saturday February 20, 2021, the NAACP National Board of Directors officially Chartered Coraopolis as a Branch assigning Coraopolis NAACP as Unit #26AB. 

June 12, 2021, the Coraopolis Branch officially elected their first set of officers. Each officer was unanimously elected. 

President: Carter L. Spruill

Vice President: Olivia Benson

Secretary: Jessica Duvall

Treasurer: Sarah Roberson

The Coraopolis Branch is a very active and progressive Branch offering over 20 committees for our membership to volunteer to serve on and make a positive change in the communities that we serve.

The Mission of the Coraopolis Branch of the NAACP is to work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.